Knott's Lawsuit

Tuesday, March 28, 2000 7:34 AM
I understand Knott's Berry Farm has filed a lawsuit over one of their rides. Anybody know what the deal is?
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Tuesday, March 28, 2000 7:41 AM
Yes, it's against TOGO for the problems with Windjammer. I'm trying to find the article so I post it in the news section. Stay tuned...

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, March 28, 2000 7:52 AM
I found an article on Amusement Business' site but I don't subscribe anymore so all I can get is the headline.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2000 10:01 AM
The reason was that Knott's wasn't able to run Windjammer in even moderate winds. Overall, Knott's isn't satisfied with the ride and wants Togo to come remove it. There's a story at http://www.ocregister.com/business/knotts015cci.shtml
Whoever named the ride sure got it right! =) *** This post was edited by Camel on 3/28/2000. ***
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Tuesday, March 28, 2000 10:15 PM
This subject makes me ask this. Do ride manufactures have warranty periods for there rides? Since this ride is only 3 years old wouldnt Togo have a legal responsibility to cover the costs of maintenance on this ride? Its no different than any consumer buying something like a car, etc. You expect coverage for any problems for a certain amount of time on a product. A ride that new with those problems is completely unacceptable.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2000 1:09 PM
I may be the only one who feels this way, but I think Knotts gets what they pay for. If this trend continues with lawsuits, you can be assurded of less risky design strategies in new rides of manufactures that can not afford to be sued for 6 million. I would hate to see Togo go out of business because of this lawsuit. Knott's should just sell it to a buyer in a less windy city, or have togo comeout and modify it to make it work. Granted it will not be missed, but I am sure some small park somewhere would want it.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2000 3:56 PM
You're kidding, right? I get pissed when a paperclip doesn't work as advertised, let alone a $9 million roller coaster. That park isn't an engineering firm; that's why they hire people to build coasters for them.

And for the record, I doubt very much anyone would care if TOGO went away.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Thursday, March 30, 2000 6:21 PM
I wouldn't care if they went away. After all, who do you think made the King Cobra at PKI? A lousy
ride IMO.
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Friday, March 31, 2000 4:04 AM
If you've ever ridden a TOGO, you'll know why this lawsuit is a good thing for the industry. There are some serious design flaws in almost all their coasters, the biggest being center-of-gravity in relation to the track. This leads to severe headbanging. Hmmm, which coasters are related to the blood clot controversy again? :)

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Scott W. Short
sshort@mediaone.net
http://welcome.to/midwestcoastercentral
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